Writing Prompt ~ Believe Vs. Belief
Writing Prompt: The word believe is a state or stative verb. These kinds of verbs express states rather than actions. Stative verbs aren’t normally used in the continuous tense (though sometimes it is possible). English learners often confuse the verb believe with the similar sounding noun belief. Demonstrate your understanding of the stative verb believe and the noun belief by writing a letter to a friend about about something you heard that you don’t believe.
I heard from Erica that you are moving to Mexico. I can’t believe this! You wouldn’t leave without saying goodbye, would you? I guess I shouldn’t believe everything I hear from Erica. She likes to make things up. One time she told me that she won the lottery and I believed her. Another time she told me her grandmother died. I can’t believe I gave her one-hundred dollars to help pay for her grandmother’s funeral. She has some odd beliefs too. She believes that birthmarks are war wounds from another life. You know what my beliefs are, right? I believe that our bodies die but our souls live forever. I was raised with those beliefs. Well, I don’t know how I got off track so easily. Anyhow, I believe you owe me an apology and a farewell if you are moving! If you aren’t moving, I’ll be relieved beyond belief.
Call me soon,
in fact ,I can not beleive the news on your mother’s healthy problems what I have just heard from my husbund today. I can’t beleive that your mother got covid 19 virus .how did she get it if she never went outside ,when speaking to your mother yesterday I felt how she was tired ,I believe she got the virus when I was speaking with her,I konw you are very worried about your mother,I can give you a lot of recipes from herbs.besides I also hope you always have a strong belief in the love of god
take care og yourself
Can you believe what President Trump has said on the conference? He called the coronavirus ‘Chinesevirus’ and emphasized it several times.Without any confirmed conclusion on the source of covid-19 from laboratory technician ,it’s sooo, stupid.
I always have my beliefs on our medical professionals and authority that we will control the tide and get back to the semblance of normality soon.
Fernanda Fareli says:
I have heard many things about the Coronavirus and its consequences all over the world. I believe that this difficult situation will pass on. My belief in God gives me strength to do the right thing and to help my family and my community.
I wish you are well.
In my last class of philosophy, the teacher started to speak about astrology. I could not believe it! He referred to a supposed relation between planets and our souls. He believes that everybody has their identity planet. Could you believe this? In a university class a teacher speaking about his own beliefs!
In fact, I cannot believe the news on your father’s healthy problems what I have just heard from Minh today. When speaking to your father yesterday, I found that his health still very well. I’m really shocked and don’t believe that your father is undergoing treatments for heart disease in hospital at the moment. I know you are very worried about your father’s health status but expecting you to believe in medical team who can help him quickly recover from this complication. Besides I also hope you always have a strong belief in the love of God who can do everything for us if we truly believe in God.
Take are of yourself.